Forget alternating between your favourite necklaces. Ignore your fear of fuss and tangled chains. Pile on jewelled basic pieces and work the layered necklace trend.
Wearing jewellery is one of the best ways to experiment with self-expression. Just like a lipstick, statement earrings can put you in the perfect mood for an evening out, while a delicate ring can make you feel pulled together. But, layered necklaces are the easiest way to update your outfit.
Whether you choose a statement piece, standout charms, or experiment with texture, the achieved look can make any woman look bold, fresh and creative.
We’re here to help you get it right with an easy guide to wearing layered necklaces.
The Classic Double
The layered necklace method favoured by most. This is simply two gold or silver necklaces—one noticeably shorter than the other—to wear with every outfit. It's so subtle that statement earrings look incredible with it.
From left to right: Twin Necklace £119 | Fine Chain Triangle Necklace £79 | Yellow Gold Layering Diamonds Chain Necklace £2,852
The beautifully simple gold plated Twin Necklace, by designer Mei-Li Rose, makes for a refreshing and simple accessory, perfect for day wear. Using simple lines and delicate curves, Mei-Li fuses modern, geometric forms and ancient techniques to handcraft her designs.
Top tip: the shorter necklace should always be full of exquisite contradictions: intricate yet detailed, contemporary yet classic, high style yet enduring.
And the Twin Necklace ticks all these boxes.
We love simple geometric shaped shorter necklaces as they create more depth. If the Twin Necklace is a little too simple for you, reach for Dutch Basics Fine Chain Triangle Necklace ‘Tui’ to create a bold, yet elegant, twist.
Still radiating the classic, everyday feel, the Twin Necklace represents individuality and is sure to catch everyone's attention.
Layer each of these necklaces with Gabrielle Friedman’s Yellow Gold Diamond Chain Necklace to synch the classic double look. Made up of 18kt yellow gold, 9 diamonds and boasting a length of 16mm, it’s effortless yet pristine at the same time.
Add a Choker
It’s important to consider your neckline when deciding what necklaces you need to layer. If your attire for the day features a high neckline, such as boat or halter tops, consider longer chained necklaces to avoid clashing.
But, as it is summer, our shoulder and strapless necklines have made an appearance, and a choker stack is your new best friend.
From left to right: White and Black Tear Drop Choker £915 | Long Seaweed Choker £346 | Indochine Choker £570.83
Inspired by chic glamour, the White and Black Tear Drop Choker, by Sharon Fine Jewellery, can be enjoyed every day. Made from genuine 14kt gold and elegant diamonds, the black velvet, tear shaped pendant is the perfect amount of neck bling.
Top tip: bold statement pieces are the best starting points for layering chokers.
Layer Mamm + Myrgh Goldsmiths Long Seaweed Choker, finished with a matte polish, for an effortlessly glam day time look. Inspired by the John Waterhouse Painting 'A mermaid' 1901, this choker has been cast in Sterling silver from an original seaweed sculpture.
Adding fun sculptural shapes is a fun and fashionable way to bring creativity to your outfit.
Or for a neck party ensemble, layer the White and Black Tear Drop Choker with Ekria’s gold plated Indochine Choker in Shiny White. With the illusion of two separate designs your neckline will get all the attention.
It is important not to go overboard. Stick with two or three minimalist choker designs for statemented elegance.
Tribal inspired, this delicate and sensual handcrafted Indochine Choker is that unique touch that will take you from the office to drinks with the ladies.
Top tip: Multiple chain necklaces simplify your jewellery needs, making getting ready in the morning a lot easier. And let’s face it, the easier it is to get ready in the morning the better.
Want to create the layered necklace trend without actually wearing multiple necklaces? (sounds crazy, right?)
Opt for a necklace that already has the layered chains, gems and charms incorporated into the design. Simple!
From left to right: Melting Ice Double Kit Necklace £2,238 | Tassel Ball Peridot Necklace £595
Cast everyone under a spell with Madstone Design’s Melting Ice Double Kite Necklace. Creating the illusion of two chains, Kerri’s extraordinary array of vivid coloured gemstones and diamonds, artfully creates a playful movement.
With a touch of couture glamour and a twist of style, the mix of textures and stones creates a sophisticated yet slightly edgy look - try it!
Create your own layered style with Latelita London’s Tassel Ball Peridot Necklace. With over 450 individually faceted peridot gemstones, this necklace can be worn long, or wrapped around twice for a shorter length.
If you are an 80’s lady at heart, create your own wrap around choker. The styling list is endless.